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Staff Developer Gathering September 2016

NY Times Magazine:
Morningside Center school featured in moving story

Reporter Susan Dominus draws a nuanced picture of the hard work of educators and students at Leadership and Public Service High School to change not only their discipline system, but students’ lives, with support from Morningside Center and our Restore360 Program.  Read it here!


Do you have questions about restorative practices?

Schools across the country are beginnning to integrate restorative practices in their schools. Over the past five years, we've helped hundreds of NYC schools introduce restorative circles and related practices through our Restore360 Program.  We know how powerful these approaches can be. But they’re not simple.

This fall, we’re launching a new feature on our website to address educators’ questions and challenges related to restorative practices: Ask the Keeper. In this section of our website, our senior trainer and staff developer Marieke van Woerkom rolls up her sleeves to help you and your school successfully integrate these transformative approaches.

We invite you to send us your questions and challenges at Ask the Keeper!

Get your year off to a good start!

The beginning of the school year is the ideal time to establish a caring community in your classroom. Our Getting to Know You booklet includes a trove of SEL strategies to help you do it.  You'll find some additional suggestions here.

We hope you and your students have a wonderful 2016-17!

Morningside Center in the news:

  • Education Week runs our article on "Testing for Joy & Grit."
  • WNYC features progress at a Restore360 school. 
  • Education Week details findings from cost-benefit study of The 4Rs & 5 other SEL programs. 
  • Telemundo features our PAZ After-School Program at PS 214 in the Bronx. 
  • New York Times reports on our cutting edge coaching process.
  • Education Week features our 4Rs Program. 
  • Live, Research & Learn: WT Grant blogpost shares insights from our 26-year collaboration with researchers.